The Cook Room
25 Middle Country Rd. Middle Island, NY 631-696-4260
This gleaming vintage diner serves a homestyle menu that includes such dishes as meltingly tender oaty oat pancakes studded with pieces of apple and walnuts. Try the egg sliders, flaky Cheddar biscuits sandwiching eggs, melted cheese and Canadian bacon. The lunch and dinner menu is big on burgers. There are also panini and such specials as pulled pork with mac 'n cheese and baked beans as well as house-made desserts, like strawberry shortcake.Hours: Closed Tuesdays; open every other day 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.